Manny being Manny

AJ_II

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The season opener is less than two months away, yet Manny Ramirez is still without a team. If money wasn't an issue, would you want him on your favorite team, baggage and all?
 

Mopar86

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I wouldn't trade/pay for him, but if he wanted to play for free sure. He's a great and I have utmost respect for him as a player, but I can't see him working well here in Wrigley. Maybe another team sure, but not with the Cubs.
 

Bandwagon03

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As a Dodger fan, I have to say what he did while he was there was incredible. HOWEVER, I dont want him to be a Dodger for more than 2 years, as I think his ego and everything else that he brings to the table is not worth it.
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
I would take him on my team but the Reds spending habits are, WELL, YOU KNOW.

We are going toward youth players. That is fine. I would rather lose with younger players learning than older players. Yes, the Reds have fallen from grace since 1996.

I like the potential of our starting pitching though.

Darn, I would like to have Manny on our team though. ;)
 

sjb4

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I'd take him for a year, but not for 25 million. Load up the incentives so that if he reaches them, he gets 25 mill. That way he's required to play hard and not be a distraction.
 

Ifandorbut

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It's getting closer to the Dodgers to pay up or walk away. Me thinks they will pay up.
 

Steel Cranium

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The Cleveland Indians should come in at the last minute and sign him for a few years.

1) He likes it in Cleveland - good Hispanic restaurants & clubs - out of the big city pressure - he knows the area. Only reason he left was for a ridiculous A-rod like contract. He knows the management and didn't leave on bad terms.

2) He would have a fast center fielder next to him (Grady Sizemore) like when he played in Cleveland before and is familiar with the Jacobs (now Progressive) field outfield.

3) The Indians need a true powerhitting corner outfielder. His 40+ HRs per year would fill the need nicely.
 

mrpacs

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The Cleveland Indians should come in at the last minute and sign him for a few years.

1) He likes it in Cleveland - good Hispanic restaurants & clubs - out of the big city pressure - he knows the area. Only reason he left was for a ridiculous A-rod like contract. He knows the management and didn't leave on bad terms.

2) He would have a fast center fielder next to him (Grady Sizemore) like when he played in Cleveland before and is familiar with the Jacobs (now Progressive) field outfield.

3) The Indians need a true powerhitting corner outfielder. His 40+ HRs per year would fill the need nicely.

Indians fan, perhaps?
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
I was just listening to the FOX Sports Report on XM and they are saying there are "conflicting" reports that Manny has signed with the Dodgers. :twitch:
 

Learjet35A

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:clap:

I hope this is true, I'm starting my road trip in the morning to catch two Dodger games in Arizona, on March 5th and 6th. At the first game, we're sitting in row 5 or 6 right behind home plate, I can't wait.
 

Sirius01_8

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If I was the Dodgers, knowing that no ther team has tendered any offers, heres my ultimatum, sign the 2 year 45M within the next 2 weeks or our next offer will be 1 year at 500,000, take it or leave it.